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University of Chicago medical practices drawing critical eye

Chicago Tribune, September 8, 2008

A University of Chicago Medical Center strategy to steer poor and uninsured patients with less serious injuries to other facilities to focus on treating the most challenging cases is attracting growing criticism. In the last three years, the medical center has expanded an effort to educate the uninsured on how to get proper medical care without showing up in its expensive ER. But despite its successes, the initiative has prompted questions from a wide array of skeptics.